Godzilla (1998)

 godzilla_poster“He’s not some monster trying to evade you. He’s just an animal. If you find what he wants, then he’ll come to you.” – Dr. Nick Tatopoulus

Number of Times Seen – 2 (2 Mar 2000 and 8 Jul 2014)

Brief Synopsis – When a large reptile created by radiation begins to wreck havok, a bug researcher and a French federal agent join forces to try and stop it.

My Take on it – I recall all the hype that surrounded this movie’s release in ’98 and also the mass disappointment due to it not living up to expectations.

I kinda enjoyed it the first time I saw it, but this tome around I saw it for what it really is; a very corny monster movie that doesnt even take itself seriously.

Matthew Broderick seems so miscast even as a geek hero that I wanted so much to just see him turn into Ferris and wisecrack at the screen.

That being said, this movie does have a few scenes that are done extremely well and make you appeciate that it was made by the same men who brought us Independence Day (1996) just two years earlier.

It’s unfortunate that they didn’t do a better job and gave us only an average movie at best.

Bottom Line – A bit corny, but still has its fun moments eventhough it’s purely an average monster movie.

Rating – BAFTA Worthy


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10 thoughts on “Godzilla (1998)

  1. I’m tending to think that the best American Godzilla movie would be a mash up of both films, minus the hokey Taxi chase and the 10000 Godzilla eggs at MSG. There are parts of this film I do like, the landing at South Street Seaport and the Helicopter chase sequence in particular.


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